Regulate Smarter - The Unsavory Pancaking of Canada's Climate Regulations: A High Cost Climate Strategy Canadian Businesses Find Hard to Swallow

Mar 21, 2019

The latest report in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Regulate Smarter series shines a light on the “pancaking” of climate-related costs and regulations. These added costs are almost exclusively put on the shoulders of business owne...

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Federal Budget Sprinkles Spending Across Variety of Groups but Misses Opportunity to Address Tax Competitiveness

Mar 20, 2019

The Kelowna Chamber is pleased with a few aspects of the Federal Budget but like many other Chambers across the country, the local Chamber sees it as a missed opportunity to move forward on bold changes to the tax code that the national network had b...

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5 Minutes for Business - A Budget for Business or Bust

Mar 7, 2019

A Budget for Business or Bust With our GDP at a standstill, businesses need to see a focus on protecting and fostering growth in the upcoming federal budget ahead of this year’s federal election. That being said, while we do not have a cryst...

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Chamber President Carmen Sparg's statement following emergency shelter extension in downtown Kelowna

Mar 5, 2019

BC Housing has announced another extension to the Cornerstone Shelter lease on Leon Avenue......

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Kelowna Chamber Welcomes 113th Board of Directors and New President

Feb 26, 2019

The full slate of directors for 2019-2020 can be found here. . ....

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BC's SECOND NDP BUDGET GETS A PASSING GRADE (B-) FROM KELOWNA CHAMBER

Feb 20, 2019

"While many of the 2019 Budget tax initiatives are laudable goals. . ."...

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CANADIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS UNITE TO PRESS FOR ACTION ON RESOURCES

Feb 20, 2019

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, representing 1200 local businesses in the Interior of BC, is joining other Chambers from across the country to sound the alarm. . . ...

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Chamber Week Next Week - February 19-22, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

Here's what's on our minds at the Chamber. . . ...

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50 Years of Cutting and Pasting: Modernizing Canada’s Tax System February 2019 Canadian Chamber

Feb 14, 2019

Remember the days where important working files were saved on a floppy disc, not the cloud? Or bills were paid via mail, not just instantly with the touch of a button on your smartphone? Lots has changed in the last few decades, but unfortunately, th...

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CHAMBER OPENS UP MORE SEATS FOR STEPHEN HARPER EVENT February 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019

Chamber reacts to Former Prime Minister lunch selling out in one week. . . ...

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Kelowna scores well against global competition February 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

Released today is a detailed Economic Scorecard which measures Kelowna against similar communities. . . ...

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Kelowna Economic Scorecard - Backgrounder Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

Background, Methodology, Indicators, Results, Next Steps...

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Kelowna Economic Scorecard - FAQs Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

Lots of questions, lots of answers. . . ...

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February 7 Kelowna set to host IGNITE Okanagan

Feb 7, 2019

IGNITE Okanagan: An employer focused symposium showcasing diversity and inclusion practices that work...

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Business Examiner Thompson Okanagan - January/February 2019

Feb 6, 2019

Featuring the latest business news and information from Kelowna, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Armstrong, Summerland and Penticton, including Kelowna Councillor and Chamber board member Maxine Dehart's new column.  Read the full issu...

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Nominations Now Open for Chamber Board of Directors

Jan 11, 2019

One of the highlights of our Chamber year.......

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Canadian Chamber: There is no low carbon economy without a regulatory system that works January 10, 2019

Jan 10, 2019

Read this month's "Five Minutes for Business" - more on the low carbon economy...

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Canadian Chamber Clarifies Carbon Pricing Position

Dec 21, 2018

CANADIAN CHAMBER CLARIFIES CARBON PRICING POSITION   Kelowna, December 21, 2018:  News stories over the past week cited the Canadian Chamber’s recent report A Competitive Transition: How smarter climate policy can help Cana...

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The Accelerating Pace of Change: Crystal Ball Report December 3, 2018

Dec 4, 2018

The Canadian Chamber publishes its much anticipated Economic, Business & Policy Outlook for 2019...

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Within our Control: Improving the Regulation of Business-Indigenous Peoples' Relationships November 2018

Nov 28, 2018

It is a time when many of the forces affecting Canada’s competitiveness and our economic and social well-being are beyond our control. Report from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce ...

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